MUSIC: Ani DiFranco @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Everybody’s favorite “little folksinger” and torchbearer for the DIY ethos sold-out in Saratoga just seven weeks ago, and now she’s headed into Pittsfield. With Melissa Ferrick. 7:30pm. $35, $55. UPDATE: This show has been CANCELLED due to illness.
READING: Jean Valentine @ Albany Public Library, Albany. Jean Valentine, winner of the National Book Award for the poetry volume “Door in the Mountain” (2004), received the Walt Whitman Citation of Merit and serves as New York State Poet (2008-2010) under the aegis of the New York State Writers Institute. 7:30pm FREE.